Micro-needling, sometimes also referred to as collagen induction therapy, has taken the world by storm, with almost everyone from Vogue to various medical doctors recommending the treatment. If you are unsure what micro needling is, or what the benefits are for your skin, you’re reading the right post.
What is it?
Micro-needling is a minimally invasive skin treatment that can be done by a trained skincare technician, dermatologist or plastic surgeon. The process involves rolling a dermaroller over the skin which is covered in very small needles that is almost painless to apply. The small needles create micro-injuries where they are applied, which stimulates your body’s natural healing process, and allows for increased collagen and elastin production at the treatment site, which is crucial for maintaining the health and elasticity of your skin.
Fine and deep wrinkles
Micro-needling, and its ability to help boost collagen and elastin, has been proven to have an incredible healing effect on deep and fine wrinkles, with noticeable improvements seen after only a few procedures. This is because the treatment causes the stimulation of collagen in the exact area of the wrinkles.
The process also has a proven success record against scarring, especially those who suffer from acne scarring. Even if you’re suffering from severe scarring, you can expect improved visibility of your scars, but the treatment might entail using longer needles, so make sure to discuss the treatment with your skin treatment specialist first.
The production of collagen that results from micro-needling has far-reaching applications. The treatment has also been shown to help with the healing and reversing of skin discolouration and damage resulting from sun exposure, which also includes reducing hyper-pigmentation associated with melisma.
Signs of ageing
Your skin ages with you, and as the years go by, it produces less collagen. As a result, you start to show the signs of ageing. This is where micro needling shines, as the treatment helps with the production of collagen, resulting in tightening loose skin, and helping repair damage that your skin might have picked up over the years.
Helps to tighten your pores
The treatment causes the skin between your pores to produce more collagen, which has the added benefit of making your skin look plump, and the pores surrounded by it to appear smaller, which means they should be much more manageable.